Illuminating the Dark Proteome: Cell’s Interview with Madan Babu

A large segment of the proteome consists of disordered regions, yet in most cases, little is known about their mechanisms and functions. What are the roles of protein disorder in cell biology, and how do intrinsically disordered proteins function? These are the questions Cell’s Robert Kruger posed to Madan Babu, Julie Forman-Kay, and Richard Kriwacki. Annotated excerpts from this conversation are presented below, and the full conversation is available with the article online.

M. Madan Babu has been elected as a member of the European Molecular Biology Organisation (EMBO)

EMBO elects new members annually on the basis of scientific excellence and outstanding research contributions. The organisation promotes excellence in life sciences by supporting talented researchers, and stimulating exchange of scientific information. Madan, along with 57 other researchers, joins more than 1700 of the best researchers from Europe and around the world. Please see here for the EMBO and here for the LMB press release.

Melis Kayikci is our group’s Scientific Manager

Many congratulations to Dr. Melis Kayikci, who has been officially promoted to become our group’s Scientific Manager from the 1st of April 2014! Melis will now oversee various scientific administrative responsibilities in our group in addition to providing scientific support with computing and research.


Melis Kayikci